Saturday, January 11, 2014

A Simple Plant Protein Pulse

Pictured above, are the dry ingredients for a simple pulse, one that tastes good and is easy to cook and is a whole lot more nutritious than those dried noodle packages.  In the red dish is crushed yellow split peas, the legume.  The yellow dish has some plain white rice ( the grain).  In the white dish are some whole flax seeds.  These are combined to complement each other's amino acids to get a more complete protein.  The flax seeds add much needed omega 3 beneficial fatty acids.  Coconut oil is just the most perfect fat you can eat and it tastes good.  

This recipe does not call for soaking as the phytic acid on both the rice and peas were on the bran or covering and that has been discarded.  

For 1-2 servings
mix dry 4 TBS white rice, 2 TBS crushed yellow split peas, 1/2 tsp. Real Salt, 1/2 tsp. whole flax seeds and 1 tsp. coconut oil.  

In a pot with a lid, add to dry mixture 1 cup plus 1/4  water.  Bring to a boil and reduce heat and cook low and slow for about 30 -35 minutes.  Stir occasionally. 

This is a meal by itself but you can add some seasoning like garlic or onion powder or some chopped vegetables.  For a sweet meal, add some honey, or raisins and some milk for added protein.  

The dry mix can be prepared in zip lock bags and taken with you for a meal somewhere else.  I keep a few packages in my car and hand them out to those on the street corners who are asking for food.  Instructions are in the bag also.  Pictured below is the cooked plant protein pulse.


1 comment:

  1. I was pleasantly surprised how good this tasted! Thanks Joanne. I will be using this combination in my storage preps.